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Miners' Fortnight

Re-live those days when all the local coal mines would have their annual two-week summer shutdown, and all miners and their families would head to the coast.

Miners' Fortnight - at the Beach!

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Traditionally known as ‘Miners Fortnight,’ popular seaside resorts such as Porthcawl and Barry Island would be a hive of activity and known as ‘Hiya Butt Bay,’ simply because all the holidaymakers seemed to know each other - with many living in the same street, village, town and even working together in the same pit!
Miners’ Fortnight is set to make a welcome return this summer, but instead of heading off to the seaside, the Council is delighted to be bringing the beach to its residents!
An ‘Urban Beach’ will be open at Rhondda Heritage Park, the Welsh Mining Experience, on the weekend of July 29-30, from 10.00am until 4.30pm on both days.
There will be something for all ages - the grown-ups can relax on a deckchair while the children have fun on the beach! There will also be a craft fayre, refreshments, aquarium and childrens’ rides.
Tickets, priced £4 per child and £2 per adult, can be booked online in advance.

Please note there may be additional costs for some activities. Call 01443 682036 for more information.

Miners' Fortnight - at the Beach!